Cessna Delivers First Latitudes Configured For Flight-Inspection Missions
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April 24, 2020 - by Kate Sarsfield for flightglobal.com
The Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) has taken delivery of the first two Cessna Citation Latitudes from a September 2017 order for three of the midsize business jets.
The pair are the first Latitudes to be configured for flight-inspection missions. The final example is scheduled to arrive early in 2021....
The JASDF's Flight Check Squadron - based at Iruma air base north of Tokyo - will operate the aircraft, with missions to include monitoring the accuracy of instrument approaches at Japan's airports.
The aircraft feature UNIFIS 3000-G2 flight-inspection equipment designed by Oslo-based Norwegian Special Mission.
This tool can be used to analyse approach procedures and receive electronic signals that are part of the navigation aids, says Cessna parent Textron...
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